ShadowProtect Encryption

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Fontaine, Jul 24, 2008.

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  1. Fontaine

    Fontaine Registered Member

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    I use ShadowProtect and would like to encrypt my backup images.
    I find the option to encrypt them once they're created, but that doesn't help much since I run back automatically every week.
    Is there a way to have it automatically encrypt the backup?
    I'm thinking no since it would require having to store the password in the system somewhere which makes it a security hole.
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I suspect your right. Unless vital, I'd think twice about doing that. It's bad enough when you need a restore, no less having password problems.

    Pete
     
  3. Fontaine

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    Thanks Pete.
     
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    When you create a backup job, you can optionally tell ShadowProtect to automatically encrypt the backup images as it creates them using a password that you specify. ShadowProtect guards this password in encrypted form, and depends on your system being secure to preserve the security of your password, however if your system is compromised by a keylogger or rootkit or some such malware then all of your applications and data are at risk (not just your ShadowProtect-related stuff). If you maintain a secure system (practice safe computing) then you have little to worry about.
     
  5. Fontaine

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    I must be losing my mind because I can't figure out how to auto-encrypt images. I used the help files and still couldn't find the option to do so.
    Anyone know?
     
  6. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Did you look under the advanced tab?

    Pete
     
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